Another blockbuster summer is in full swing, and I’ve found myself going to the movies on a semi-regular basis for the first time since my own Dazed and Confused teenage days. I’ve seen Brad Pitt up to his chiseled chin in zombies, Johnny Depp wearing a dead bird on his head, and enough end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenarios to make Michael Stipe begin to no longer feel so fine. And with every 15 dollars down (before popcorn and soft drink) in quest of celluloid magic this summer, I’ve left the theater with nothing but a case of artificial butter lips, sticky kicks, dashed dreams, and a swear jar’s worth of choice words for the MGM lion.
But rather than continue to pay for the right to gripe about Hollywood duds, I thought maybe we should release some better ideas out into the Internet ether in the hopes that the right people are reading. So, here we have it, our staff’s list of 12 music biopics that they’d like to see coming to a theater near them. These are the stories we want to see, and we’ve even spotted any potential producers out there the perfect casting choices to pull the flicks off. Take note, Tinsel Town. It’s time to give the people what they want—which, apparently, means a lot of Jesse Eisenberg. Who knew?